Kitchen & Bath Business September 2021 - 59

Designing for durability in a resort
rental home
By Carrie Whitney
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FTER VACATIONING AT Grand View Lodge
resort in Nisswa, Minn., in rental properties for
more than two decades, a couple decided it was
time to purchase a home that could accommodate
the entire family, which by then included grandchildren.
As an added benefit, the home's location
within a resort meant the property could be rented
to other vacationers.
" It made sense to build a place of their own they
can enjoy with their family, as well as rent it out
when they are not using it, " said Amy Leferink,
the designer who worked with Nor-Son Custom
Builders to create the ideal family vacation home
for the clients, who also happen to be her aunt
and uncle. This was the second property she had
designed for them at Grand View, and its scale
was much larger with six bedrooms, six bathrooms
and a finished basement - finally enough space to
welcome the whole family.
CREATING ROOMS FOR GATHERING
The desire to maximize space drove not only the
move to the second property but also the layout
and design. The clients wanted a home that would
be conducive to entertaining a lot of people with
an open-concept kitchen and dining and living
rooms on the main floor.
Because the home would be included in Grand
View Lodge's rental properties, Leferink, owner
and principal designer of Woodbury-based Interior
Impressions, also had to consider conditions
stipulated by the resort. With square footage and
a basic blueprint provided, she customized the
home to the clients' needs, which allowed for an
infusion of homeowner-driven style.
The clients wanted to stay away from the look
of a typical northern Minnesota cabin, which
highlights elements like logs, deer heads and fish
wall d├ęcor, according to Leferink, who said they
wanted it to be reminiscent of a Nantucket or
coastal vibe - light, bright and airy.
ABOVE Open shelving and
dark cabinets impart a rustic
look to the wet bar located on
the lower level.
STANDING UP TO VACATIONERS
In addition to creating a coastal look, the designer had to think through the
high level of traffic renters would bring.
" That was the biggest challenge in this whole project - just making sure
that everything we selected was going to be more durable, " said Leferink.
" You have to approach it from the standpoint that people are going to come
in and potentially cause some damage. "
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Happenings
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Better Business
Hot Topic
All Abroad
Research Roundup
Wellness Design
Before & After
Small Spaces
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